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Sick person in custody dies in public hospital

     A sick 60-year-old male person in custody at Stanley Prison died in a public hospital today (October 19).

     The person in custody suffered from diabetes mellitus, heart disease and renal failure. He required continuous medical care and follow-up at the institution hospital and public hospitals. On October 7, he was sent to a public hospital for treatment due to physical discomfort. During hospitalisation, his condition deteriorated and he was certified dead at 8.13am today.

     The case has been reported to the Police. A death inquest will be held by the Coroner's Court.

     The person in custody was convicted for the offence of trafficking in a dangerous drug in August 2018.

Ends/Friday, October 19, 2018
Issued at HKT 11:56